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全球肥胖威胁

伦敦/墨尔本—2010年,人类跨越了一个重要里程碑。据发表于英国医学杂志《柳叶刀》的全球疾病负担研究(Global Burden of Disease Study),肥胖已成为比饥饿更加严重的公共健康问题。

根据最新版全球疾病负担研究,超过21亿人——接近全球人口的30%——超重或肥胖。这相当于营养不良成人和儿童数字的两倍半。从全球看,肥胖构成了约5%的死因。

这场危机不仅是紧迫的健康威胁,也是全球经济威胁。据麦肯锡全球研究所(MGI)的新研究,肥胖的总经济影响高达每年2万亿美元左右,或世界GDP的2.8%——大约相当于吸烟或武装暴力、战争和恐怖主义造成的经济损失。

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